Mr Mole is a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon based at the University of Edinburgh.

This research seeks to prevent acute lung injury in pancreatitis by targeting gut tryphophan metabolism. Through his research he hopes to provide patients with an improved understanding of acute pancreatitis and hopes to further the development of potential medicines for its treatment.

He aims to work on preventing organ failure, looking in the longer term to reduce the pressure for intensive care beds. His research is also being supervised by Professor John Iredale.